Microsoft IllumiRoom projects game visuals onto walls

During Samsung’s CES 2013 keynote, Microsoft has revealed that the company is working on a new display-based technology that incorporates projecting images throughout a room.

Dubbed IllumiRoom, the new technology uses Kinect as a projector to display an extended image of the game screen on the environment around the TV.

The system can “change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences”, according to Microsoft.

“Our system uses the appearance and the geometry of the room (captured by Kinect) to adapt the projected visuals in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics.”

A proof-of-concept demonstration video shows the game environment, fire and other particle effects being projected on the wall of a living room.

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